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streetboard & snowboard article archive

Andy Garrett, Frontside Air, Devonport NZHello and welcome to Dom-Ebel.com - the online record for South Coast Streetboarders and the Flipside Streetboards Tours.

Please find all archived articles from dom-ebel.com below - documenting the last five years of streetboarding and snowboarding exploits, plus the Flipside Tours articles.

The aim of the Flipside Tours was to skate the regions parks and streets in the countries we visited, spend time in the community and represent for our cause, introducing snowboarders to the cross-training benefits of streetboarding!

The South Coast Streetboards collective is a group of likeminded streetboarders living near Bournemouth in Dorset on the south coast.

This archive section documents:

  • 2015 South Coast Sreetboarders and snowboarding
  • 2014 Snowboarding, skating, instagram and fatherhood
  • 2013 Snowboarding & skate action
  • 2012 Winter snowboarding & summer skate antics
  • 2011 Winter boarding & summer skating
  • 2010 Boarding in Europe
  • 2009 Ripping up the UK
  • 2008 Canada Tour: 'Boarding in B.C.
  • 2007 At Home with Flipside UK
  • 2006 NZ Tour 2: Return to Wanaka
  • 2006 Morzine season: CJ & I in the Portes de Soleil
  • 2005 New Zealand Tour: Flipside rider Andy Garrett & I touring NZ

The archive will act as a sitemap for all the articles written - the places we visit, the parks we skate, and the people we meet. Check back here regularly to follow our trip and catch up on news, or just browse to see where we have been, and what we have been up to...

The archive section records all the Flipside tour, travel and skate lifestyle articles from the dom-ebel.com homepage, cataloguing them by the month and year. Please select the relevant month and year, and click the link to view the associated articles:

june 2015

Andover skatepark with Tim and Simon... LDNcalling skate tour with Lewis & Pat... neice Camille's birthday... tame fox...

april 2015

prevail mini tricks... boys skills improving...D30 kneepads...

february 2015

Tignes weekender... Chalet Melezes... bad vis snowing... epic powder... Jo... MonkeyWorld... Christmas & New Year... Chamonix... recent snow... Rosco.... Flegere guleys... backside rodeo jib... George... Flegere chute... George's tight skiboots... Nationale...

october 2014

Violet Jean Ebel born... Sherborne skatepark... Winchester skatepark... Hedge End skatepark... Salisbury skatepark... summer activities... visit Pam in Marlborough...

july 2014

RIP Jay McGuinn. Love for Jay... Tim & Amy married... loads of sun, skating lots... Sherborne skatepark with Simon Johns... great photos... Mere skatepark with Simon & Dai... smith 5-0-combos... visiting lots parks... birthday weekend skate... #southcoaststreetboarders instagram... backside smith backside 5-0 combo... little baby imminent...

may 2014

Chamonix... riding with Pa... great snow... Bojan... Seth... Worldwide Freeride Tour... George Moy arrives... powder riding... windlip frontside 360 indy... CJ arrives... La National meal... wrist operation... UK Streetboard Spot Battle... zero-pact training at Prevail... mad storms... beach walk debris...

january 2014

new year... Benny Newman visits... skate Prevail... Benny's birthday... Prevail meet with UK riders... Smoking Aces... mild weather... my neice camille... write operation date...

october 2013

minipipe and block skating... Prevail, West Moors & Upton minis... Bude... jellyfish in saltwater pool... mountainbike riding... West Moors... Damian Tweddle at Oxford Wheels Project...

july 2013

RIP Alex Wheeler... photoshoots... skate location scouting... Jules birthday... silver elephant... Bourne Valley Nature Reserve pond....

may 2013

100th article... Prevail wave lip... new Union snowboard bindings... Chamonix... Cecile... Pavillion wallride... Hurst Castle... new TVR wheels...

february 2013

snowboarding trip... 2013 Switzerland Powder Tour... Chamonix with CJ... Andrew Szabo... chasing powder at Brevent... cliff drops at Flegere... favourite apres ski in Chamonix...

january 2013

New Year 2013... Prevail Skatehouse opens... foam pit... hammer-on busker guy...

november 2012

2012 UK Streetboard National... UK premier of "Drop This"... Hemel snowdome trips... Jukes landing 360s... Local Snowtrax slope... James Kelly back riding... Jules has daughter Camille... Littledown fireworks show...

september 2012

Oporto Surf Camp... Espinho skatepark... longboarding with Sandro... surfing... calamari... caprinha cocktails & bbq...

july 2012

my birthday... the other streetboarder... James dislocates elbow... Jules birthday... Hemel Hempstead ski slope... George Moy... Jules starts railsliding...

june 2012

Kings Park handrail... 5-0s, boarslides, combos... Save the Queen...

may 2012

damp summer weather... matt griffiths paddleboarding... found new Broadstone rail... new skateparks... Toytown... Poole Road skatepark... Rugmore Junction skatepark, Portsmouth...

april 2012

Chamonix Easter trip with my sisters... Cesca and Pips... snowboarding deep powder... streetboard filming in Poole... grinding Asda block... Poole Quay manuals...

march 2012

crook grinds & combo's... snowboarding Courcheval... riding with Jules... Jules skiing well... skull mask...

january 2012

Chamonix 2012... Michael & Mark... deep powder... Gary... hottub action... UK return...

december 2011

Tignes 2011 Ski & Board Camp...glacier snowboarding... powder faces... buttering... Ricey & Rachel... 2012 World Streetboard Championships

october 2011

brother Jules & Jo get married... street skating in Bristol... street skating in Reading... filming for Overcast...

september 2011

Bournemouth Weekender streetboarder session... Dorchester skatepark... Blandford skatepark... Momo Tempo Electro Orchestra... beach breakfast...

august 2011

UK Open Streetboarding Nationals... Portland skatepark... rodeos at Bransgore skatepark... Vilnius, Lithuania... Mark & Birute's wedding... Puss Puss. riding bikes at Studland...

june 2011

big air practise... Bransgore launch ramp...

may 2011

2011 Streetboard Open Championships video... matts boat... browsea island... BBQ... limbo party...

february 2011

2011 Streetboard Open Championships...

january 2011

snowboarding holiday Schladming, Austria... Chalet Pension Hoffelner, Ramsdau...

december 2010

video: "The Sad Tale of Bob & the Lymington Bike Park"

november 2010

Gang Warily skatepark... Huntingdon demo & Corby demo... Tignes snowboarding with Matt Griffiths... glacier rock ride... mountain-biking... Canford Heath jumps... flame-graphic hotrod... Tignes glacier movie edit

september 2010

Mick Stranger visits... my floor uplighters... handicapped Vauxhall VX220...

july 2010

Reel Life 2010 streetboard competition... Croyde Surf Festival... house life...

may 2010

bungalow redecoration... Kings Park photoshoot... mountain biking...

april 2010

"January Jibbing" snowboard film edit...

march 2010

Chamonix 2010 movie edit... house renovations...

january 2010

january shredfest... Bournemouth gardens wallride... Chamonix snowboarding... epic freeriding... home for operation...

december 2009

UK Streetboard Championships... Corby... new skatepark news... Christmas...

november 2009

White Air... Broken wrist... crook-to-feeble-grind-bs360-out video... moving...

september 2009

Graham down... Newbury races... Bournemouth Airshow... New Highland Cartel 56...

july 2009

TVR track day... Brighton skate demo... NASS... Goliath launch ramp... 20ft gap... broken toe... Cotswolds holiday with CJ...

june 2009

Reel Life streetboarding film competition... driving the TVR... sandboarding at Boscombe surf reef... beach life... Dorchester skatepark opens... Beaulieu TVR show... CJ's longboard design...

april 2009

Bransgore skatepark launch... riding with Flipside again... Reel Life competition... my beloved TVR... Roger Donald leaves...

march 2009

snow falls in UK... snowboarding in Dorset... Shaftsbury kicker... streetboarding in Oxford... kite flying with Matt... discover Bransgore skatepark...

january 2009

new year... Corby skatepark... misty flips... Bournemouth snowboard jib... Bournemouth wallride... wallride gallery...

december 2008

UK streetboard championships... checking Revolution... broken board... torrential rain... car failure... no-show at Championships...

november 2008

Travelling in America... Seattle... Space Needle & SF museum... Seattle gallery... visit Jon Chester... Hood River... BBQ with Jay & Liz, Jerad & Pierce... Timberline Lodge... Multnomah Falls waterfall... visit Aaron in Portland... skating Portland... Tigard skatepark... Newburg skatepark... return to Whistler... Rocky Mountaineer... Rocky Mountaineer gallery... Jasper... Columbia Icefields... Vancouver... Vancouver skate plaza... Vancouver airport... return to UK... Tomcat Turbo... we're back!

september 2008

squamish skatepark... mosquitos... Whistler Airdome... foampit... 30ft drop-in... Tofino, Vancouver Island... surfing Wickaninnish Beach... Hot Springs Cove... killer whales... Joffre Lakes... CJ's birthday... Leaving Whistler... AirDome... 30ft streetboard drop-in... AirDome training... Meager Creek hot springs...

august 2008

Canada 2008 video... Whistler launch box image collection... mountain biking Whistler valley...

july 2008

Meet another streetboarder... Mak... Whistler AirDome... The Chief... Vancouver... Stanley Park... marina... Joe 40ft double-backflip... Vancouver Island... Victoria... Joe, Mick, Tom, Pat - the boys again!... Playland adventure park...

june 2008

streetboarding again... Whistler launch box... avalanches... rockface wallride... bears... mountainbikes... crazy trails... Lost Lake... snowboarding over... my birthday...

may 2008

spring... whistler mountain bike park... streetboarding back on... Whistler launch ramp... Blackcomb box jibbing... snow fading... bears... new apartment...

april 2008

backyard park mini-shred... mini-shred video... switch-up day... Dom goes skiing... Castlegar skatepark... Jon's LP covers... we leave Rossland... Wanapum viewpoint... Seattle... Whistler... Telus Festival... Tom & Mike arrive... Jon Butler Trio... Toms 30th birthday... snowmobiling Rainbow mountain...

march 2008

Rossland Black Bear kickers... Gap kicker... Huge Kicker... Under kicker... Tom nearly dies... Black Bears Kickers movie... "I Know What You Jibbed Last Summer" Flipside streetboarding movie... Nelson indoor skatepark... "Telemark" Tim Andrews stays... Revelstoke trip... Greg Seiffert... Halcyon Hot Springs thermal park... Colville... hydro-electric power stations...

february 2008

"I Know What You Jibbed Last Summer" Flipside movie... new transport... Rossland winter festival... tree runs at Red... backyard BBQ jams... new boots... Salmo bowl... Nelson... Nelson indoor skatepark...

january 2008

2007 streetboard nationals link... arrive in Canada... Abbortsford... New Years day @ Mt.Baker... Mt.Cypress... Whistler... Jonny Scully... powder heaven... Rossland... Red Mountain... move to Rossland...

december 2007

street-skating in Portsmouth... filming with Colin Horan... Day One streetboard brand... hurt myself...

october 2007

Rolling Dead streetboard finals... mountain biking... Sandbanks... Worth Matravers... CJs birthday... Animal Windfest... searching for skate spots... Grandad dies... :o(

august 2007

Rolling Dead UK Streetboard Uprising 07 Tour... Corby... Stoke Plaza... Creation skatepark... Bristol... Bournemouth... BBC report on Streetboarding... Brighton... Tour ends...

july 2007

streetboard school scuppered... Sonia & my birthday party... bad weather...

june 2007

Flipside streetboard school preparations... Romsey hook-up... Padstow... Warmwell snowboard competition... Paul Nash returns...

may 2007

skating the heatwave... Bournemouth streetboard school plans... Bournemouth street-skating locations...

april 2007

dredging the beach... Bristol Rodeo Club... Salisbury... Bournemouth Day Out... CJ & mum ski Meribel...

march 2007

no streetboarding... start job at Standard Life... Rover Tomcat turbo...

february 2007

Bos Vegas Gathering... Adam & Paul down... BIC ice rink snow... snowboard beachfront kink ledge... snowboard Kings Park... grinding boxrail blocks... weather turns...

january 2007

new year... Chris Kamm shreds Romsey... huge gap transfer... Motion skatepark... new Flipside rider Josh...

december 2006

last chance to enjoy Wanaka... Mt.Aspiring national park... Rob Roy glacier... Goodbye to Wanaka... Boozy in Queenstown... pick-up camper van... showed Haka Pa waterfall to CJ... route up past Omaruma & Mt.Cook... Inland Scenic Route... raindeer & osterich farms... arrive Christchurch... Petra & Tonys... 48hr flight home... via LAX hole... Andy Garrett joins Flipside streetboards

november 2006

wrapping up Flipside Tour... Benmore Dam... Ben & Liz leave... more minipipe... Bike rides with CJ... photoshoots... PIPEX hosting disaster... sell trusty 4x4...

october 2006

end of season... big spins... Boozy... picnic table session... Snowpark step-up jump... CJ on boxrails... Cardrona & Snowpark close... move house... spring weather...

september 2006

TC Motatapu chutes... indoor miniramp... kicker enthusiasm... Arthurs Pass roadtrip... Craigieburn... Broken River... Mt.Hutt... Rakaia Gorge... CJs birthday... WanakaFest... Cheapskates Skate Comp... streetboard demo... Streetstyle Rail Jam '07... down-up-down boxrail... Ben & I compete...

august 2006

powder at Ohau... Wanaka snow bulletproof... skate session with Tassie Ben, Johnny, Tom, Tomu, Jesse and James... hurt my foot... web work... more snow...

july 2006

settling in... old friends, Tassie crew... my birthday... cardrona opens... backcountry kickers... highland mercury trucks... Cardrona backcountry kickers... Cardrona rock(again!)... Matt, Tom & Alec backcountry... return to rails... good riders at Snowpark... Wanaka Monument view... Ohau plans...

june 2006

home... skate Kings Park... Salisbury Flipside photoshoot... romsey skatepark... Devils Gun concert... Rover crushed... fly to NZ... buy Subaru Legacy 4x4... Christchurch... Wanaka...

may 2006

rain... boys leave morzine... Morzine'06 movie... CJ confirms Treble Cone job... to live with Dazzler... BBQ at Damo's... Leave Morzine... journey through France... Norfolk Line ferries... UK... see Flipsides Adam Walder... Kings Park skatepark... good weather... skateboard for CJ...

april 2006

weekend in Austria... see Peter, Rene, Tomas, Daniel & Chris in Bludenz... ride at Silvretta Nova in Montafon... return to Morzine... Crosets windlip... CJ snowboarding improves... Prolays cat-track... breakdance-vs.-capoeira sessions... Pat Murier... Stuart Langridge... streetboarding...

march 2006

snowfall and sunsets... Chatel step-up... Brocheaux kicker... Colin board problems... Doms leg bruise... Jules & Sally in Chamonix... poor visibility... Burton Wood Park... Les Gets kink rail... Colin Horan hurt... Brocheaux kicker rebuilt... Les Get boxrail... Jules, Sally, Mum, Eddie over... meetup with Jane & Pips... Spy goggles problems... Martin, Leyla, James & Tabs over... Nick leaves...

february 2006

Martin Pope... Malek & Ruchi... Pip & Jane... fire in Rue de Moulins Chamonix... Suzuki SJ413jx... 200 insurance...

january 2006

Dom & CJ leave UK for France... Dijon & Chamonix... reach Morzine... our studio appartment... Sonia Shaw... Daryl... CJ gets work... phone installed... snowfalls... Spot-X... meet lads up road... Nick, Rory, Kenji, Ian, Sideshow, Matt... CJ improving... Colin Horan... Morzine & Montriond... web development with Kenji... Jail Clothing...

december 2005

Dom & CJ leave Wanaka with Jose... Lindis Pass... Burkes Pass... Omarama Lupin-covered floodplain... salmonfarm... lake Pukaki... Mt.Hutt & Methven... Christchurch... return to UK... Lyon, France... Lumiere Brothers anniversary... 2005 Streetboard World Championships... Streetboard Championships report... after-party... organise Morzine appartment... hook up with "double-backflip" Matt Johnson in London... ride Newport with Flipside...

november 2005

Leon leaves Wanaka... knee not healing... record spring temperatures... lying out at Lake Wanaka... visit Boozy in Queenstown... more frisbee golf... sell Terrano 4x4... Cluden BBQ... see Boozy in Queenstown for last time... send excess baggage home... Wanaka 2005 movie... Dom & CJ's leaving pot-luck dinner...

october 2005

leave Fern Lodge... Andy on Sky Sports... Glendhu Bay... rock wall-ride... Arrowtown skate jam... Treble Cone Slush Cup... Gordi leaves... appendix explodes... Paul Nash & Emma visit... Tassie Ben & Alex leave...

september 2005

Dom injures knee... Andy injures back... Leon breaks collarbone... more 4x4ing... thinning snow... visa extension successful... pimps & ho's party... rail jam party... spring comes... friends leave... Greg breaks ankle... rock ride... CJs birthday dinner... Southern Lights... Arrowtown... Chinese villiage... WanakaFest... Cheapskates skate comp... StreetStyle car rail...

august 2005

Heavy Metal trail... snowboard problems... Alexandra/Clyde reservoir... pub golf... Flipside delivery... videoing... more snow... meet Matt & Greg... Cardrona kicker... passport renewal successful...

july 2005

snow falls... rock drop... Cardrona hotel... Peter Schraml visits... Black Seeds concert... meet Boozy... Hoff party... Dunedin trip... worlds steepest street... Jaffa rolling... Jules birthday...

june 2005

Twizel... Wanaka... first accommodation... first snow... newspaper quote... bad snow... explosives... 4x4 river crossing... Dave dislocates arm... Arrowtown... organising Doms birthday... Lions rugby match... Doms 30th birthday party... Cardrona opens...

may 2005

4x4 breaks down... Jen leaves... leaving Auckland... Rotorua... Taupo... Thermal parks... Skydiving... Napier... Rain... Wellington... Picton ferry... Christchurch...

april 2005

tour intro... pick up Andy... the tour begins... Auckland... Paihia... Cape Reinga... 90-mile beach...